Haven Levi Julian reporting for the Jewish Press and the staff from the Brooklyn Eagle have reported that State Senator Brian Kavanagh and Assemblywoman Emily Gallagher are mulling a bill requiring …
Haven Levi Julian reporting for the Jewish Press and the staff from the Brooklyn Eagle have reported that State Senator Brian Kavanagh and Assemblywoman Emily Gallagher are mulling a bill requiring new buildings statewide to be all-electric by 2024.
The same bill would prohibit an all-electric building from converting to using fossil fuels by 2023.
Julian noted in her writing that assemblywoman Gallagher at a rally near city hall said, “we cannot allow any fossil fuel infrastructure and still reduce emissions enough to avert climate catastrophe.”
The Brooklyn Eagle reported that if the bill is passed it would, “prohibit municipalities throughout the state from issuing any new permits for the construction of new gas-powered buildings after 2023 and conversions of existing buildings after 2022, with some exceptions if there are no feasible alternatives for a particular project.”
The Brooklyn Eagle also reported that, “the organizations supporting the bill are the New York League of Conservation Voters, Sane Energy Project, Sierra Club, the Renewable Heat Now Coalition, We Act for Environmental Justice and the Alliance for a Green Economy.
If the bill passes, it would make New York the first state in America to mandate electric buildings.
The Jewish Press noted that, “real estate leaders say, however, the bill’s requirement would raise expectations of ‘too much, too soon’ pointing out that such buildings would still rely on energy generated by plants powered by fossel fuel.”
The two publications never asked politicians the question of where do they think electricity comes from.
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